RH961 — Late Victorian (1870s-1890s) Split-Front Drapery Overskirt


Victorian skirt drapery sewing pattern



Dress up your Victorian with this drapery overskirt!

You need our late Victorian split-front drapery overskirt pattern based on an original pattern from the 1870s.  Fits waists 20″ through 40″, hips 30″ through 50″ with instructions how to alter for larger sizes.

This pattern is for the skirt (purple or blue on the cover art).  This pattern does not include underskirt (green or blue).  See RH943 for Bodice pattern.  See RH946 for Underskirt pattern.

All sizes are  included in one pattern. Detailed instructions, period tailoring directions, embellishment suggestions, and historical notes are also included.

Suggested Fabrics:
wool, linen, cotton, silk

thread, buttons or hooks and eyes for front closure

Yardage Requirements:
4 yards 60″ wide, 5.5 yards of 45″, more if napped

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Additional information

Weight 170 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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